Granite Gear's Nimbus Trace Access 70 is designed to carry 60lb loads (27Kg) comfortably and is relentlessly practical with front opening feature, among others.
Granite Gear says:
The Nimbus Trace Access 70 is the pinnacle of our award winning Nimbus pack series. Big enough for longer, unsupported trips, yet lightweight, durable and functional.
It features a zip open access panel and internal compression straps so you can get to that elusive piece of gear at the bottom of the pack wihtout disturbing the gear above it.
Granite Gear make real Backpackers rucksacks! By that we mean they are relatively light have lots of large mesh pockets to stash gear - and are very comfortable over many days on the trail. The Nimbus range are for heavier loads 40lbs and over - if you are not going on a trip that demands that you carry this much then this pack is overkill - if you do need to carry this much then this pack is awesomely light - any other manufacturer would be recommending a 3 kilo pack to carry this kind of load.
We`ve sold lots of Granite Gear packs over the years and our customers love the comfort they provide - the new ranges of Nimbus and AC packs take the company`s products another step forward.
The weight of the Nimbus Trace pack can be reduced by 268g by removing the lid in this mode the top rolls and is held in place by straps - perfectly adequate but could be vulnerable to water getting in. The Lid also converts to a bumbag for short outings from basecamp.
The Nimbus Trace Access improves on the Nimbus Trace by adding a front zippered opening to allow easy access to gear and has an additional 8 litres capacity - all this adds weight but at 2kg it still comes up lighter than many other smaller packs in this category.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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